Method and apparatus for accelerated scrolling

  • US 7,312,785 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2002
  • Issued: 12/25/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for scrolling through portions of a data set to be displayed on a portable media player having a display device, the portable media player having a rotational input device, said method comprising:

  • receiving a number of units associated with a rotational user input, the rotational user input being provided by a user through interaction with the rotational input device;

    determining an acceleration factor pertaining to the rotational user input;

    modifying the number of units by the acceleration factor;

    determining a next portion of the data set based on the modified number of units; and

    presenting the next portion of the data set,wherein as the interaction with the rotational input device occurs, the display device provides visual feedback for the user of the portable media player, andwherein as the interaction with the rotational input device occurs, audio feedback and the visual feedback are provided for the user of the portable media player.

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